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All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

A Bachelor's degree, either BA or BS, is generally expected for acceptance into pharmacy school, although a student may be admitted without a degree upon completion of all required prerequisite courses. Students may major in any subject, but the most common majors are Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or Chemistry due to the overlap between the degree requirements and entrance requirements for pharmacy school. It is not possible to earn a degree in "pre-pharmacy."

For the Purdue University School of Pharmacy, all courses listed below must be completed prior to matriculation; it is not necessary to have completed all the courses listed prior to submitting an application for admission.

All required courses must have letter grades; no courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis are accepted and credit by exam (such as AP or IB credit) is not accepted. Students interested in prepharmacy coursework at IU South Bend should contact the pre-health professions advisor, Dr. Ann Grens, in the Department of Biological Sciences, soon after admission to IU South Bend to discuss an appropriate degree program. Send e-mail to or call (574) 520-4426.

Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences sets admission and degree requirements. Students seeking admission should refer to their website,, for information. Additional information about pharmacy school and the application process in general can be obtained from the American Pharmacists Association website

Requirements (78-79 cr.)

Biological Sciences (29 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 321 Principles of Immunology
  • MICR-M 310 Microbiology
  • MICR-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr.)

Chemistry (23 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures 1
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism

Economics (3 cr.)

Select one of the following:

  • ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics

English (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I

Mathematics (12-13 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)

Select one of the following:

  • BIOL-L 220 Biostatistics
  • MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques
  • MATH-M 261 Statistical Inferences (2 cr.)

Physics (5 cr.)

Select one of the following:

  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)

Speech (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking

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Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.